Rhetorically Speaking

Over 5,000 speeches and sermons are indexed on American Rhetoric.  On the list of the top 100 American speeches, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” is followed by well-known classics from John F. Kennedy and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  The Online Speech Bank offers a wealth of oration, from Malcolm X’s “The Ballot or the Bullet” to Cher’s eulogy for Sonny Bono.  The Movie Speeches section includes the “greed is good” pitch from Wall Street and Jack Nicholson’s famous utterance, “You can’t handle the truth!” in A Few Good Men.